Hebrew U. tabs Gates for first Einstein AwardTTB: So Albert, do you approve of Hebrew University honoring a very rich man - somebody richer than even say Andrew Carnegie - with an award named after you?
The American Friends of Hebrew University will give Bill Gates its first ever Einstein Award.
Gates, the Microsoft founder who recently left his job to work full time at his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will receive the award at a gala dinner in New York in December...
“We have been talking for a longtime about creating the award and giving the award,” Willner said. “But we recognized that if we gave the award it would be given infrequently because it has to go to an individual that has not only changed the world in terms of what they have done in changing their own industry, but in changing humanity.”
Einstein: "I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker. The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse. Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus or Gandhi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie?"
TTB: OK, we take that as a no, you do not approve.